So …why did God leave us a comforter? He DIDN’T. He left us THE Comforter.
John 16:7 ~ Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
Jesus said it was “expedient for you” (that means us) for Him to go away so He could send the Comforter. Most folks, including His disciples, would argue that it would be better for Jesus to stay. They really didn’t know what He was talking about when He mentioned the Comforter.
The word expedient means: suitable for achieving a particular end in a given circumstance. Jesus knew that it would be necessary to have the Comforter if we were going to fulfill the Lord‘s plan. So why is that? Why would we need a comforter? God obviously foresaw that we would need to be comforted. Why?
Because God will call you to do things that are, or seem to be, beyond your ability to accomplish. Because of this, you need the Comforter to constantly testify to you that you ARE doing the right thing, you ARE on the right path, and you did hear My voice or obey My leading. Without this comfort we would be at the mercy of our doubts and the knowledge of our own limitations.
If your vision can easily be accomplished in your own strength and efforts I would question if it actually came from the Lord.
God gave you the Holy Spirit to comfort you, to teach you, and to bring you to remembrance of what the Lord has spoken to you in His word and by His Spirit. If you are not living in constant need of a comforter then chances are, you are falling short of fulfilling His purpose and plan for your life.
To know who you are in Christ is to know that you will be called to do the seemingly impossible at times, and to do this, you WILL need the Comforter.
John 14:16 ~ And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
We have the Comforter for eternity but we need to learn to depend on Him and cooperate with Him NOW. Earth is “Faith School”. If you don’t learn it here, you will have to learn it in heaven. Why wait when you can enjoy a supernatural life here? Cooperate the Holy Spirit … The Comforter.